ICA launches ICA International Diploma in Governance, Risk & Compliance in Greece

The ICA International Diploma in Governance, Risk & Compliance is being offered for the first time in Greece in April 2016 in partnership with StudySmart. ICA qualifications are the pre-eminent qualifications for people working in compliance and money laundering prevention all over the world and can now be studied in Athens.

The ICA, along with its training partner, International Compliance Training (ICT), is committed to providing the best compliance, anti money maundering and financial crime prevention training through its highly practical yet academically rigorous qualifications awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester.

The ICA International Diploma in Governance, Risk & Compliance will be the first ICA course available in Athens in partnership with Smart Group, with the possibility of further qualifications being launched in the next few years.

Speaking about the launch, Bill Howarth, ICA Life President, said, “ICA qualifications are designed to help individuals and firms mitigate financial and reputational risk by providing enhanced skills and knowledge. At a time when Greece is facing challenging times, it is important that financial services professionals can have access to qualifications that provide a benchmark of competence.”

SmartGroup offers professional training, advisory and publishing services in Greece. The company is led by industry experts with 60+ years collective experience as entrepreneurs, leaders, educators, advisors, consultants and professional trainers.

Dr Constantine “Dino” Kiritsis, Founder of StudySmart, also commented, “We are extremely happy with this development as I feel that an international qualification in the area of Governance Risk and Compliance is missing in Greece and Cyprus. Certifications are the way forward for professionals and multinationals given that they provide a standard in the industry and international recognition.”

ICA and StudyGroup are hosting a briefing session in February for all those interested in finding out more about the qualifications and the benefits these courses bring:

9.30am-11am, 23 February 2016, Ernst&Young office, Athens


To register for the event, please click here, or contact Dr. Antony Michail at michail.a@studysmart.gr or +30 695 519 1595.

ICA qualifications have also been recently launched in Spain as part of the ICA’s quest to bring the professionalization of compliance to as many countries as possible.